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Defeat for women in state pension age challenge

Defeat for women in state pension age challenge

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device Campaigners have lost a significant legal battle against the government's handling of the rise in women's state pension age.The retirement age for women rose from 60 to 65, in line with men, and will go up to 66 by 2020, and to 67 by 2028.Women born in the 1950s claim the rise is unfair because they were not given enough time to make adjustments to cope with years without a state pension.They argued the changes were discrimination, but judges disagreed. The fight over women's state pensions State pension age to rise to 68 In a summary of the court's decision, the judges said: "There was no direct discrimination on grounds of sex, because this legislation does not treat women less favourably than men...
Watch: New ‘Last Of Us Part II,’ ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ in Playstation State of Play

Watch: New ‘Last Of Us Part II,’ ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ in Playstation State of Play

Entertainment
Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Sony's Playstation Sate of Play live stream event Tuesday began with a preview of Humanity, leading into footage from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The live stream previewed several games coming to Playstation 4, Playstation VR and Playstation Store, concluding with a look at next year's The Last Of Us Part II. The Last of Us Part II showed footage of Ellie traversing bloody snow and entering a decrepit city overgrown with vegetation. She makes her way to an underground subway station. There are plenty of zombies, monsters and attack dogs in the footage before Joel returns to join her fight. The Last Of Us Part II hits stores Feb. 21. Humanity showed swarms of multi-colored humans traversing blocks and obstacles, with a little bit of battle. The game is coming next year...
Physicists say they’ve discovered a new state of matter

Physicists say they’ve discovered a new state of matter

Science
Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Physicists at New York University claim they have uncovered a new state of matter that could boost the storage capacity of electronic devices and pave the way for the first generation of quantum computers. "Our research has succeeded in revealing experimental evidence for a new state of matter -- topological superconductivity," Javad Shabani, an assistant professor of physics at New York University, said in a news release. "This new topological state can be manipulated in ways that could both speed calculation in quantum computing and boost storage." Traditional computers process bits, which can only assume the value of a zero or a one. Quantum computers use quantum bits or qubits, which can assume the value of one, zero or both -- and an infinite number of values in bet...
New state programs, like California’s, make it easier for workers to save for retirement

New state programs, like California’s, make it easier for workers to save for retirement

Finance
When 27-year-old Ramon Gonzales was looking for a new job eight months ago, having access to a retirement plan was high on his list of priorities.Now Gonzales, the floor supervisor for the production team at Red Bay Coffee, has that ability to save.That's thanks to CalSavers, California's automatic individual retirement account plan, which officially started in July.The program offers employees of small businesses and other companies that do not offer a retirement plan the opportunity to save through the state's new program. California now requires employers with five or more employees to either join CalSavers or begin offering their own retirement plan.That will give an estimated 7.5 million California workers a retirement savings plan option. About 55 million Americans nationwide do not ...
State Dept. approves $950M drone support services sale to South Korea

State Dept. approves $950M drone support services sale to South Korea

Business
July 30 (UPI) -- The State Department on Tuesday informed Congress that it has approved a potential $ 950 million sale of contractor logistical support services for South Korea's RQ-4 Global Hawk drone fleet. The support services South Korea is looking to purchase for its RQ-4 Block 30 remotely piloted aircraft fleet includes program management and training for pilots and other personnel. The purchase also would include modifications and upgrades to the drones, spares and repair/return parts, flight support, analysis, technical documentation and other logistical and program support. "The Republic of Korea is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific and a key partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in the region," DSCA said i...